Superb results are Changing Lives for RGS bursary students


Reigate Grammar’s 1675 Bursary Fund seeks to change the lives of talented children who could not otherwise afford to study at RGS. A Level students Prutha V and Lauren M-K are fortunate recipients of the 1675 Bursary Fund which has certainly changed their lives. Between them, the students achieved nine A* or A grades.

Prutha, one of RGS’s first Changing Lives recipients, supported by the RGS Foundation, is delighted to be on her way to Brighton and Sussex Medical School to study Medicine in September. She became interested in being a doctor after attending one of RGS’s regular lunchtime medical discussion groups. The school helped to arrange work experience at East Surrey Hospital and provided valuable support during the application process. She was so pleased with her results and is a role model for future NHS Sixth Form scholars. Prutha is looking forward to the next step:


“The school inspired me to consider a career in medicine and helped me so much with research and gaining a placement at the local hospital. I am excited to be pursuing my dream career in Brighton.”

Having achieved the A Level results she hoped for in Drama, Art and Psychology, Lauren now plans to take a gap year during which she will work, save, travel and gain as much experience as she can in the world of Drama. She then intends to attend Drama school – RADA, GSA or the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Speaking about her time at RGS, she talked passionately about her participation in school shows which she performed in from the very beginning in First Form.

“I loved meeting students in different year groups; the shared passion and atmosphere of the cast was amazing.”

Lauren’s favourite show, her last at RGS was the astonishing Les Misérables in which she played Fantine.

“I am really going to miss seeing my friends every day and I’m going to miss my lessons – I loved them, especially in the Sixth Form where I was able to study my favourite subjects. My teachers were really helpful and supportive throughout – they were always able to read your mood and were very adaptable during lessons – adjusting the tone and pace accordingly.

I would like to say thank you to all my teachers and especially to the Bursar for believing in me and giving me the chance to experience life at RGS. The education and experience I have had, especially during shows have helped to guide me to where I want to be.”

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